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The process or art of shaping things out of metal.

met′al·work′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metalworker - someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable)metalworker - someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable)
blacksmith - a smith who forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvil
forger - someone who operates a forge
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
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